As well as a leisurely boat ride, this tour will take you to the Peter and Paul Fortress, which is situated on a small island in the Neva River delta.
St Petersburg boasts over 66 rivers and canals. Winding through the city, a boat tour gives a better understanding of the city’s character and beauty. Your tour will take you through some of the most attractive rivers and canals, which flow along granite embankments. The main waterway of the city is the Neva River and along it you will pass palaces and mansions of Russian aristocratic families, such as Yusupov Palace, Stroganov Palace and Michael’s Castle. View the marvellous, multicoloured Spilled Blood Church, pass the well-known Summer Gardens, the oldest public park in St Petersburg and the first Summer Palace of Peter the Great.
After your boat trip, drive to the Peter and Paul Fortress. The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul was constructed between 1712 and 1733 following the design of architect Domenico Trezzini. Peter the Great decreed that the church should remain the city’s tallest structure and even today only the television tower exceeds it in height.
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